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Seasonal Pest Control: What to Do in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

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Hey there! Every season brings different pests and challenges, so knowing what to expect can help you keep your home pest-free all year long. Let’s dive into the common pests by season, the importance of seasonal pest control, and some tips for keeping those pesky critters at bay.

Overview of Common Pests by Season

Winter:

  • Rodents (mice and rats)
  • Cockroaches
  • Spiders

Spring:

  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Bees and wasps

Summer:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Flies
  • Ants

Fall:

  • Rodents (again!)
  • Spiders
  • Stink bugs

Importance of Seasonal Pest Control

You might wonder why seasonal pest control is so important. Well, pests are more than just annoying – they can cause health problems and damage your home. Different pests are active at different times of the year, so it’s crucial to stay ahead of them with proper pest control strategies. By taking specific actions each season, you can prevent infestations and keep your home safe and comfortable.

Common Winter Pests

When it gets cold outside, pests look for warm places to stay, and your home is the perfect spot.

Rodents (Mice and Rats):

  • Why They Come In: Rodents are looking for warmth and food.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Attics, basements, and walls.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Seal up cracks and holes in your home’s exterior, keep food in airtight containers, and don’t leave pet food out overnight.

Cockroaches:

  • Why They Come In: They’re seeking warmth and water.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Fix leaks, clean up crumbs, and keep your home dry.

Spiders:

  • Why They Come In: Spiders come inside to escape the cold and find food (other insects).
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Corners of rooms, basements, and attics.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Keep your home clean and free of other pests, and vacuum regularly.

Spring Pest Control

As the weather warms up, pests start to wake up and become active.

Ants:

  • Why They Come In: They’re searching for food and water.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Kitchens and bathrooms.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Keep surfaces clean, store food properly, and seal entry points.

Termites:

  • Why They Come In: Termites are looking for wood to eat and places to build colonies.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: In and around wooden structures.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Get regular termite inspections, keep wood away from your home’s foundation, and fix leaks.

Bees and Wasps:

  • Why They Come In: They’re building nests and looking for food.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Eaves, attics, and outdoor structures.

How to Keep Them Out: Check for nests and remove them early, and keep sugary foods and drinks covered when outside.

Summer Pest Control

Summer is prime time for many pests. Here’s how to deal with them:

Mosquitoes:

  • Why They Come In: They’re looking for standing water to lay eggs.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Around standing water sources like birdbaths and puddles.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Remove standing water, use mosquito repellent, and install screens on windows and doors.

Flies:

  • Why They Come In: They’re attracted to food and waste.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Kitchens and garbage areas.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Keep food covered, take out the trash regularly, and use fly screens.

Ants (Again!):

  • Why They Come In: They’re still on the hunt for food and water.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Same places as in spring – kitchens and bathrooms.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Keep up with spring strategies – clean, store food properly, and seal entry points.

Fall Pest Control

As temperatures drop, pests start looking for warm places to spend the winter.

Rodents (Again!):

  • Why They Come In: They’re seeking warmth and shelter.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Attics, basements, and walls.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Seal cracks and holes, keep food in airtight containers, and clear clutter.

Spiders:

  • Why They Come In: They’re coming inside to escape the cold and find food.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: Corners of rooms, basements, and attics.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Keep your home clean, vacuum regularly, and seal entry points.

Stink Bugs:

  • Why They Come In: They’re looking for warmth.
  • Where You’ll Find Them: On sunny sides of buildings, inside walls.
  • How to Keep Them Out: Seal entry points, keep windows and doors closed, and use screens.

Prevention and Control Strategies for All Seasons

No matter the season, there are some general strategies you can use to keep pests out of your home:

  1. Seal Entry Points: Make sure doors, windows, and other potential entry points are sealed. Use caulk or weather stripping to close gaps.
  2. Keep Your Home Clean: Regularly vacuum, dust, and clean surfaces to remove crumbs and food residues.
  3. Proper Food Storage: Store food in airtight containers and clean up spills immediately.
  4. Remove Standing Water: Fix leaks and remove standing water to keep pests like mosquitoes and cockroaches at bay.
  5. Regular Inspections: Check your home for signs of pests and address any issues promptly.
  6. Yard Maintenance: Keep your yard tidy, trim vegetation, and remove debris to reduce shelter and food sources for pests.
  7. Trash Management: Keep trash cans sealed and take out the trash regularly.

By following these tips and being aware of the common pests each season, you can keep your home pest-free all year long. If you ever need help or have a pest problem, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Natran Green Pest Control. We’re here to help you keep your home safe and comfortable, no matter the season. Happy pest-proofing!

FAQs

  • What is the recommended schedule for pest control?
    However, most pest control services recommend quarterly visits (a minimum of four times - once every three months) spread out throughout the year to ensure you're fully protected from pests and rodents.
  • How many times a year should you go to pest control?
    When it comes to regularly scheduled pest control, we suggest having your home treated once a quarter or every two to three months. And for good reason!
  • What common pests should I be aware of during each season?
    During winter, watch out for rodents and cockroaches seeking warmth indoors. In spring, ants and termites become more active as they search for food and new nesting grounds. Summer brings an influx of mosquitoes, wasps, and flies, while fall sees an increase in spiders and stink bugs entering homes to escape the cooling weather.

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